Author Archives: jackieqmspp

About jackieqmspp

I'm Jackie, a MSPP Higher Education online student. I recently graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College just outside of Rochester, NY and I live in Spencerport, NY with my best friend/husband/boy-roommate and no pets or babies just yet, thank the Lord. I'm into crafting, reading, frozen brownie batter, twinkle lights, and spending time with my cute new husband. I currently hold down 2 part-time jobs, but am looking to get into Student Affairs once I complete the HESPA program. Working with college students is my passion, because it feels more like playing, and I'm looking forward to developing my career in Higher Education.

Traveling Girl

As I type, I’m sitting in my home city airport, awaiting a flight to Florence, South Carolina. It seems like I live in airports these days. Ben and I got home on Sunday night at 12:30, after a full day … Continue reading

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Work While I Play

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m currently in Spring, Texas visiting my husband’s family during his spring break. We arrived on Friday and leave this Sunday, so it’s a pretty long vacation. Long & well needed. It’s been … Continue reading

Today, we’re headed to Texas! My husband’s family lives north of Houston, so we got cheap tickets to spend his spring break down there, visiting my in-laws and soaking up some sun. I’m incredibly excited for all that, but the … Continue reading


Field Project Update

Two months ago, I first mentioned my HESPA field project to you guys. I’ve researched Residence Life programming at various 4-year institutions and next, I’ll be diving into the programming that Monroe Community College is currently doing, taking the time … Continue reading

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Why Spring?

Because of birds chirping in the trees. Because of driving with the windows down. Because of fresh flowers brought home by your husband. Because of blankets spread under the trees upon which to read. Because of Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market. Because of daily bike rides around town. Because of the seasonal diet … Continue reading



One wonderful aspect of the Higher Education M.A at MSPP is its’ length. After 10 months of intensive classes and hard work, we can hold our Masters degrees in our hand and go out into the world with new opportunities … Continue reading

I Would Like to Work for You

There are a lot of ways to try to get a job. You can Google jobs in your field and cold apply, you can ask mentors in your field if they know of any openings or have any connections that … Continue reading

Home Again

After a whirlwind of six days, I’m finally home again. Glory glory hallelujah, I don’t have to sit in a car again for at least 36 hours. As I mentioned last week, I attended the Southern Placement Exchange in Memphis, … Continue reading

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New Accreditation System?

This week in my Professional Seminar: Issues in Higher Education Service Personnel Administration course, we’re discussing Challenges Facing Higher Education. My team discussion leader posted an article citing President Obama’s recent State of the Union Address, in which he briefly … Continue reading

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Road trip!

As of tomorrow at 3:30, my husband and I will be on a road trip. We’re headed to Memphis, Tennessee so that I can attend the Southern Placement Exchange, a job fair for Higher Education. Memphis is 17 hours from … Continue reading